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The Gynecological Exam Is Finally Getting a Makeover

Turns out there’s a better way to assess women’s reproductive health than an annual exam with a cold speculum

Illustration: Haleigh Mun

TThe gynecological examination — compromising position, cold speculum, occasional cringey swab — has been an integral and infamous part of women’s health care in some form since around the 19th…

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Mariana Lenharo

Mariana Lenharo

Science and health journalist with a special interest in evidence-based medicine and epidemics. Columbia Journalism School alumna. mari.lenharo@gmail.com.

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